Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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For Continental Europe, to stay in conformance with the German Purity Law, Guinness produces an all-malt version, replacing the flaked barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
I usually buy these by the German border. Itís black with a nice dark head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and licorice and the mouthfeel is a bit thicker than the Draught and Original. The flavour has notes of bitter chocolate and licorice, and it has a nice bitterness. In the finish I also pick up some coffee notes. Itís nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2006
(Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown. Cocoa, coffee powder and roasted malt in aroma with a dry-ish touch. A bit salty.Some wet, sour wood burning. Tiny liquorice notes. A very clean flavour with sour coffee and a light dry ending. A tiny bit peppery aftertaste. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
Beautiful dark reddish color with great head. Burnt malt and coffee flavor. No sweetness but bitter chocolade and slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a huge mostly lasting creamy light brown head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14434) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle. Nice big head with excellent duration. Color is dark ruby. Aroma is roast malt. Taste is roast malt as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
This beer is one delicous brew! Nice dark black-brown appearance with a nice big head that leaves lotsa lace,and a killer taste that has that little extra kick to it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8150) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
(Bottle from Swedish Systembolaget) Chocolate aroma, sweet as well. Look is black with a brown head, lasts long. Taste is sweet chocolate, but no surprises or anything interesting. Pretty much plain boring and sweet..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Courtesy of oh6gdx. Thanks, Pat. Aroma is roasty and (to my suprise) slightly smoky, smelling a bit like a freshly stamped campfire still covered in settling dirt and dust. Body is flat black and holds a mostly lasting thumb thick tan head. Tastes thinner than the Guinness brewed in Canada and has some of that slight smoke in the flavor echoing the smell in the aroma. Lacks some of the dark fruit notes in the American version as well. Drier and more abrupt in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 one of the three beers I found on a new liquor store. I expected it to be better. A bit light and watery but the taste is pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Lightweight and watery compared to many stouts from micro brewers - despite this being "the original". Some coffee taste, but rather boring.

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